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Nevada Man Accused Of 1972 Hawaii Killing Is Fighting Extradition Reno Police Department

Nevada Man Accused Of 1972 Hawaii Killing Is Fighting Extradition

Tudor Chirila says he was unlawfully arrested and evidence from a DNA sample is unconstitutional.
Prosecutor Will Not Bring Charges Against Police Officer In Fatal Kalaeloa Shooting David Croxford/Civil Beat/2022

Prosecutor Will Not Bring Charges Against Police Officer In Fatal Kalaeloa Shooting

An officer's body camera and witness statements helped determine that the 2019 shooting was self-defense, the prosecutor said.
HPD Chief Expects To Issue First Concealed Carry Gun Permits In October Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2018

HPD Chief Expects To Issue First Concealed Carry Gun Permits In October

HPD is slated to hold its final public hearing Oct. 4 before issuing new rules governing firearm permits and licenses.
Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office Seeks Special Session to Reverse High Court’s Grand Jury Decision Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office Seeks Special Session to Reverse High Court’s Grand Jury Decision

The Honolulu prosecutor's office says the Supreme Court ruling could result in 168 convicted felons being released unless indicted by a grand jury.
Honolulu Ambulance Fire Likely Caused By Oxygen Explosion, Officials Say Hawaii News Now/2022

Honolulu Ambulance Fire Likely Caused By Oxygen Explosion, Officials Say

Investigators believe a spark ignited when the paramedics were transferring the oxygen line from a unit inside the ambulance to a portable oxygen cylinder.
Federal Grant Provides Protective Gear for Firefighters During Active Shooter Events Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Federal Grant Provides Protective Gear for Firefighters During Active Shooter Events

Honolulu police and fire officials staged a mock active shooter drill at a local school to practice tactics.
Black Market Weed Is Still The Buyer’s Choice Over Legal Marijuana In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Black Market Weed Is Still The Buyer’s Choice Over Legal Marijuana In Hawaii

Market structure and regulation have made medical cannabis far more expensive than illegal products, and consumers are choosing the cheaper option.
Police Raises Approved by Honolulu City Council Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Police Raises Approved by Honolulu City Council

All four counties get a last look at the 5% wage increases before the agreement is finalized
Another Key Player In The Miske Conspiracy Case Has Made A Deal With Prosecutors Screenshot

Another Key Player In The Miske Conspiracy Case Has Made A Deal With Prosecutors

Lance Lee Bermudez is the sixth of the original 10 co-defendants to flip by agreeing to testify against the accused crime boss.